I found these old photos and had to share them. We had such a great time doing these one cold wintery night, armed with boxes of sparklers and matches. This was taken with a very low shutter speed (about 7 seconds), which means that the shutter snaps open and records everything the light touches (and all light sources) for 7 seconds, then shuts again. This is a trial and error thing and you have to use a tripod with self-timer to prevent shake (and to get into the photo yourself!).
Trying to stand as still as possible so I don’t appear blurry, while concentrating on creating a star. You’ll only know if it was successfully accurate when you check the camera display!Leilah doing her name backwards for the camera. That’s me behind Hisham doing his outline. We love cake. Can you tell? Quickly drawing everything in under 8 secs and before the sparkler burns down to my fingers. Not sure what I was going for here. On the right you’ll see the path I ran with my sparkler after clicking the camera and running to my position. Yasmina Because she is a make-up artist. Because I like fairies.
Have you tried lightpainting, and what kind of light did you use?